Tag Archives: Autoinjector

Epinephrine for Infants and Toddlers: New CSACI Position Statement

Parents and physicians have long sought informed guidance on how much, and when, to give epinephrine to infants and young toddlers suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Fortunately, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Immunology (CSACI) has issued a new Position Statement clarifying the need to treat all incidents of anaphylaxis with an epinephrine auto-injector,…  Read More

Emergency Treatment

If you or your child have been diagnosed with a food allergy, the doctor or allergist will prescribe an epinephrine auto-injector. There is one type of auto-injector in Canada: the EpiPen®  . Auto-injectors can be purchased without a prescription in Canada. The 5 Emergency Steps Give epinephrine (e.g. EpiPen® ) at the first signs of…  Read More

Emergency Info

Emergency Information and Recommendations from Canadian Allergists Canadian allergists recommend the following six key points for dealing with anaphylaxis as stated in Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition. 1. Epinephrine is the first line medication that should be used for the emergency management of a person having a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.12 In studies…  Read More